The volume of Russian movies on the domestic film distribution marketshould increase to 20 percent by 2006, Russian Prime Minister MikhailKasyanov announced at a Cabinet meeting today. The meeting was devoted tomeasures on state support to the domestic film industry. Kasyanov notedthat the attendance rate of cinemas in Russia had doubled over the pastthree years, however, all cinemas are "filled with foreign films". He notedit was important to secure the correct mechanism for spending budget fundsallocated for the Russian film industry..
Russia has left the list of 33 largest holders of US government bonds, after the country disposed of at least a third of remaining bonds